How To Get Around In London

Getting to London

London is served by 5 main airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City. Although the most popular and busiest is Heathrow it is roughly 20 miles from central London (Only London City Airport is actually in London). But Heathrow and Gatwick (the second busiest airport) are well connected to the city through rail and road. You can choose to arrive at or depart from Heathrow Airport by taking the Tube (The Piccadilly Line), The Heathrow Express Train, bus or coach service, or by pre-booking a car, taxi or & driver service. Gatwick Airport is the second busiest UK airport and is seldom used by business travelers. But the airport terminals are well connected by monorail. You can avail the free shuttle or opt for taxis or car service.

Getting around in London

The best way to get around London is to use the London Underground, known as the ‘Tube’. You can purchase tickets or a rechargeable ‘Oyster card’ - which will be the cheaper option if you plan on staying for a few days. Also, you can use the same card on buses and other forms of transportation too. You could also take the bus to take in the sights as you traverse the city. London buses are frequent and fast but they don’t accept cash so you need an Oyster card. You could also hail one of London’s “Black Cab” taxis - they accept cash and some accept credit cards, or rent a car. Although, keep in mind that in London, they drive on the left and cars are usually manual.